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Sylvia's Cafe

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248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
(207) 667-7014
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 4:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Muenster, Germany
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here on the recommndation of our cabin's owner. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive and quite quick given how busy it was when we were there. All five of our meals were tasty, only our children couldn't finish their portions.

Thank AmericaExPatMomOfTwo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A local anchor. Food and prices are good. Clean dining room. Not much variety, but a stable menu. Fast and friendly service.

Thank Joyce G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a crab roll PACKED with delicious meat; the Sylvia's slam was mouth-watering savory, a big haddock filet crispy and well seasoned but not over breaded with Swiss and bacon. Fries were big and well done. Waitress was friendly, crowd was local, the check was crazy low so we will def be back.

Thank Beverly S
Machias, Maine
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped into Sylvia's recently during a trip to Ellsworth. The place was packed but we were seated quickly. My wife and I had a great breakfast that arrived fast even though they were so busy. We will definitely stop by again.

Thank Lobstermobster240
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sylvia's is a wonderful place to eat! Good basic American breakfast lunch fare. Waitress was friendly and responsive but the place was packed and the cook got backed up. It was worth the wait pancakes cooked to perfection, wonderful coffee and eggs to die for. Frequented by locals who know where to grab a good bite!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast this morning before going to hike in Acadia. Probably wouldn't have found this place if it weren't for the great reviews and let me tell you it did not disappoint! I had blueberry pancakes and a veggie omelette (FANTASTIC) and my boyfriend had a #8 (he loved it). The service was quick, friendly and awesome and our... More 

Thank Kayley M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our two families always hit a breakfast place on the way home from Acadia. We hit it right with this one. Glad we didn't fall for the Denny's and other corp. type places. Cozy place with a lot of appeal. Great homestyle breakfast that everyone can find something they like. I'm kinda a corn beef hash snob and they had... More 

Thank David N
Eastern Shore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best breakfast! We eat here once a year on our way home from our visit to Acadia. Consistently yummy, generous portions, terrific service. I wish we could find a breakfast joint like this closer to home!

Thank EasternShoreTraveler
Independence, Kentucky
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is well worth the stop. Service was good, the place was clean, and the food was just plain fantastic. My daughters ordered the waffles, and they were huge. The waffles were moist and tasty. Both my husband and I ordered the omelets. I can honestly say it's the best omelet I have had in a while. Ingredients, spinach... More 

Thank Laura M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for local home cooked food. Highly recommend. Great service and very friendly staff, family owned.

Thank Christine A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: (207) 667-7014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?